RX2 TO RACE AT SPEEDMACHINE IN 2018
The inaugural SpeedMachine festival that will take place at Silverstone Circuit in the UK next May will host a round of the 2018 RX2 International Series, the official support category to the FIA World Rallycross Championship.
The 2018 RX2 calendar was revealed at the series’ awards in Cape Town this week. Speed Machine will join six existing RX2 events in the World RX schedule. The RX2 season will once again begin at Mettet in Belgium, before visiting Silverstone in the UK for the first time and then heading North to Hell (Norway) and Holjes (Sweden). Trois-Rivieres (Canada) will host the first flyaway event of the season, before competitors in the single-make class return to Europe for the French round at Loheac. For the second year in succession, the season finale will be held in Cape Town, South Africa at the end of Novembner.
“We’re pleased to be able to reveal our 2018 calendar, and to be visiting the same seven countries as we did this year is excellent news,” said RX2 CEO, Andreas Eriksson. “It gives us the opportunity to really build upon what was an extremely positive first season for RX2, and will allow returning drivers to focus on honing their skill and racecraft. That in turn will be good for their career development, as they will be able to directly compare their performance level from one season to the next at the same tracks and gauge their progression. Of course, the opportunity to compete at the ‘Home of British Motorsport’ at Silverstone is very special indeed. We have been delighted with the exposure achieved by RX2 in 2017, and the selection of circuits played a large part in that success story. Now the goal is to grow the series even further next year, so this consistency is perfect. At the end of the day, you don’t change a winning formula.”
2018 RX2 Calendar*
- Belgium – Mettet – 12/13 May
- Great Britain – Silverstone – 26/27 May
- Norway – Hell – 9/10 June
- Sweden – Holjes – 30 June/1 July
- Canada – Trois-Rivieres – 4/5 August
- France – Loheac – 1/2 September
- South Africa – Cape Town – 24/25 November
*Subject to confirmation by the FIA World Motor Sport Council in December
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